March 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, April 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18 , 2018.
9 am - 4 pm
The Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) presents the solo exhibition INTRO by Alan Gutierrez, opening on March 8th at 7pm. The exhibition features the special guests Math Bass, Domingo Castillo, Charles Hollis Jones, Albert Moya, Amanda Ross-Ho, & Mette Tommerup.
The view compiles a selection of new paintings by Gutierrez created from photography negatives captured in 2004 while in attendance at a conservatory-style performing arts high school, as well as a sculptural work with a text-based component which functions loosely as the exhibition’s statement, written by the artist. The contributions by the featured special guests were chosen and invited by Gutierrez as a compliment to his works- illuminating and broadening the notions of time, resource, agency, and queer perspectives.
Alan Gutierrez’s suite of paintings, individually titled either Untitled (production still) or Untitled (video still) (all 2004/2017 or 2004/2018), were created using an archival collection of black-and-white and color negatives, as well as a few low-resolution digital files, of the artist performing for camera at the age of 16, as a student at New World School of the Arts High School, a conservatory-style performing arts school in Miami. All of the recorded footage was lost, but what remains are captured moments of the intimate process. These re-contextualized digital prints on stretched canvas speak to the core of will, the intrinsic desire to produce and perform, and the effort required executing genuine impulses with little to no resources. The contemporary (re)production of the images proposes the potential of entertainment, and its intrinsic dense psychological complexities, as a new method of painting-production.